Feb 12, 2014

Review: Jack in the Box - Bacon Ranch Monster Taco

Jack in the Box's new, limited-time Bacon Ranch Monster Taco features the meat and crunchy shell of their Monster Taco topped with lettuce, bacon slices, and ranch sauce.

I paid $1.79 for one.

Jack in the Box has been playing around with various tacos using the Monster Taco as a base and this, along with the Nacho Cheese Monster Taco, is the first of what looks to be an ever-changing rotation.

The odd thing about the Bacon Ranch Monster Taco was that the ranch sauce had a deep herby ranch flavor when eaten on its own, but gets lost when eaten as part of the taco.

The bacon was about two or three half-slices worth (which is pretty generous for a taco) and, thankfully, did not get lost in the taco. While they didn't offer much in the way of crunch, the smoky flavor was abundant.

The lettuce served as crunchy, overflowing filler for the taco. My taco was teeming with lettuce despite half falling out in the serving pouch.

The taco shell is the odd, patchy mix of chewy and crunchy with oily and soggy that late-night Jack in the Box-goers know all too well. The meat is the same as you find in the rest of Jack's taco: a spiced, tasty meat paste that reminds of frozen burritos.

Overall, Jack in the Box's Bacon Ranch Monster Taco was the more interesting but less enjoyable of the two new Monster Tacos. The flavors didn't fit well together and the ranch had me feeling fatter without added taste.

Nutritional Info - Jack in the Box Bacon Ranch Monster Taco
Calories - 335 (from Fat - 215)
Fat - 24g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 663mg
Carbs - 19g (Sugar - 1g)
Protein - 11g